Rachel’s Irish Adventures
Embark on an Irish Adventure with Rachel along Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way, and she’ll bring you a fun-packed journey of discovery through the hidden gems of the West of Ireland. Throughout the unspoiled countryside of Mayo and Sligo, whether you’re seeking a weekend of adrenaline-fueled outdoor activity, or a revitalising escape in the sumptuous surroundings of a luxurious boutique hotel, she has you covered.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Great! So does Rachel. Together, you can explore the Wild Atlantic Way on foot or by bike. From sky to seabed, you can scale the great heights of famous Croagh Patrick, surf the wild Easkey waves or go deep-sea diving along the spectacular Ballycastle cliff-lined coastline. There are no limits …
Rachel can, using her local knowledge craft a package to meet your needs, ranging from a one-day trip to a three-week holiday. You’ll learn about the heritage and culture of the region, see spectacular scenery, feast on fine food and have the craic* with fun-loving, like-minded people. And most of all, you’ll get a down-to-earth, warm, personalised experience like no other.
You can learn to bake with Rachel’s mother Marjorie in her homely kitchen in Brigown Bed & Breakfast. When done, you might savour the fruits of your labour with Ireland’s favourite drink – a mug of steaming hot tea! You may choose to learn to defend yourself during a Krav Maga self-defence class. Or you might relax and breathe in the aromas while exploring the craft and heritage of some of Ireland’s finest whiskeys beside the open fire at one of Rachel’s whiskey appreciation sessions.
Most importantly, Rachel’s tours are all about you. Once you arrive, she’ll take care of everything. And she will bring you on an experience we can guarantee will leave you wanting more. What are you waiting for?
Rachel Nolan just adores the outdoors.
Born and bred in North Mayo, she’s blazed a trail around the world in recent years. She’s learned languages, ran races, forged friendships and made memories, but to Rachel, there’s just no place like home.
And she believes with a passion that the secret gems of Mayo and Sligo along the Wild Atlantic Way are next to none when it comes to challenging your body and mind, and living life to the absolute MAX.
Wild Atlantic Way Adventurer
Spontaneous, energetic, with an insatiable thirst for adventure, you could find Rachel anywhere. Running up Nephin Mountain overlooking Loch Conn, sea kayaking among the rugged, cliff-lined coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, biking hard in the Ox Mountains by night, or exploring the underwater sea caves at Downpatrick Head? That’s just in one day!
An ultra-distance endurance racer, qualified Krav Maga self-defence instructor, personal trainer, and extreme explorer, the
only thing Rachel enjoys more than pushing the boundaries is encouraging others to push them with her.
In her downtime, you might also find Rachel sharing her knowledge and passion for whiskey and wine with eager locals on one of her sought-after wine or whiskey appreciation sessions.
During the day, she works as the Sales and Marketing Manager in the brand new Connacht Whiskey Distillery, based next to Belleek woods and overlooking the famous River Moy, where she brings visitors on exclusive tours to discover the craft and heritage of this Irish pot still whiskey from grain to glass.
And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet Rachel’s mother Marjorie, an acclaimed chef who just never stops baking!
Having travelled the world, Rachel knows how to get under the skin of a place, learn its secrets, and live it like a local.
Now she and her team want to share the local secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way with you, and take you on an epic adventure you’ll never forget.
*’Craic’ is the Irish (Gaelic) word for “fun”